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The Northwest College Support podcast, where you can learn everything you ever wanted to know and more about NWCS.

Latest Episodes

Meet the Staff: Tim Young

Tim Young Therapist Whitworth University– MFT Tim was born and raised in Modesto, California. He attended University of Idaho for his undergraduate degree, earning a B.S. in Psychology and Organizational Science. Before continuing on to a graduate program, Tim worked for various Residential Programs in Idaho. While challenging, it helped form his decision to subsequently earn a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Tim prefers to use an eclectic approach to his therapy techniques, including borrowing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Experiential Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Bowen Therapy, and Emotionally-Focused Couples/Family Therapy, amongst others. Tim chose MFT because he has a passion for inspiring people to live complete and fulfilling lives. When not devoting his time to helping others, Tim enjoys biking, hiking, basketball, soccer, football, swimming; all things active.

14 min2019 AUG 8
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Meet the Staff: Tim Young

They Won't Grow Out of It

Dan Hanks discusses the question "Will my child grow out of it?". The answer is NO! That answer might seem harsh, but there is little evidence that change is going to happen if we aren't providing new learning rich opportunities. Sometimes when a young person is having a difficult time taking on a new stage of life, parents might want to just wait longer until that person is "ready" for that next opportunity. Most professionals would agree that it doesn't seem that waiting to "just grow out of it" ever seems to work out very well. Dan uses the example of playing the piano, you can sit and think about playing the piano all you want, but until you engage and begin to take actual structured practice, you won't be able to play a piano. This podcast is a call to action to take on new challenges for yourself or for your loved one. This podcasts asks that we take on new learning rich environments to improve the development of our brain. There is no evidence for non intervention, there is a significant amount of evidence that intervention is better sooner rather than later. We hope you enjoy this thoughtful perspective on a question that is frequently asked in the mental health and educational field.

18 min2019 AUG 7
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They Won't Grow Out of It

Meet the Staff: Conor Kenna

Conor Kenna Student Life Manager University of Idaho Conor Kenna was raised in Northern Idaho. He attended College at University of Idaho, and interned for Northwest College Support while going to school there. After graduating with a Bachelors in Psychology, he moved to Coeur d’Alene to continue working with the company, and also to take advantage of the incredible opportunities that the Northwest offers. Conor enjoys hiking with his dogs and canoeing in the summer, and snowboarding in the winter. He also is a member of the volunteer group Order of the Antelope, which spends time protecting wildlife in Oregon.

19 min2019 AUG 6
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Meet the Staff: Conor Kenna

Meet the Staff: Jenell Nielsen

Jenell Nielsen Operations Manager CNF I Jenell grew up in North Idaho. She graduated from North Idaho College and Christ For The Nations Institute (CFNI) in Dallas, Texas. At CFNI she received her Bachelor’s in Practical Ministry. She has been on many mission trips across the globe and is working with her church to train interns for the mission field. She currently resides in Hayden, Idaho and does administrative work as well as life coaching at Northwest College Support. As a life coach Jenell works with the college students, helping them with life skills and daily living activities. Jenell also performs many of the administrative duties for NWCS in addition to life coaching. When Jenell is not working, she likes to travel, go boating, read, connect with friends, and spend time with her family.

15 min2019 AUG 2
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Meet the Staff: Jenell Nielsen

Meet the Staff: Kelsey Collins

Working on it

15 min2019 AUG 1
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Meet the Staff: Kelsey Collins

Meet the Staff: Shem Hanks

Aftercare Specialist Eastern Washington University Shem is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with two Bachelor of Arts degrees. Shem enjoys learning about history, playing basketball, watching the Denver Broncos, and local theatrical performances. As an aftercare specialist, ensuring the students that he works with are successful in school, as well as life, is his passion. He believes in the words of Aaron Sorkin that, “education is the silver bullet.” As well as Pericles of Athens who said, “All good things must flow into the boulevard.”

18 min2019 AUG 1
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Meet the Staff: Shem Hanks

Meet the Staff: Nadine Lewis

Nadine Lewis Therapist Nadine grew up in Northwest Ohio. Nadine attended Wright State University and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology. Nadine continued on to earn her Master’s of Social Work degree at the University of Cincinnati with a focus in children and families. The beginning of Nadine’s career starting at an outpatient mental health clinic and then she transitioned into the public schools and continued providing counseling services to children and their families. For the past two years, since she has lived in Idaho, Nadine has worked at a residential program in Bonners Ferry, as a therapist. Nadine has a passion for working with children, adolescents and their families. Nadine has experience and enjoys being able to help families bridge the emotional gap that often forms between a struggling teen/adult and their parents. Nadine practices Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, and Systems Centered Approach. Nadine feels that every individual is different and is always looking for new ways to help the students and families that she meets along the way. When not devoting her time to helping others, Nadine enjoys spending time with her family, her two dogs, snowboarding, hiking, boating on Lake Pend Orielle in Sandpoint, four wheel driving in her Jeep and exploring new places to experience nature and it’s beauty.

14 min2019 JUL 30
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Meet the Staff: Nadine Lewis

Meet the Staff: Michelle DeRoetth

Michelle DeRoetth Education Coach Michelle has called Spokane and Coeur d’Alene home all her life. She attended Spokane Falls Community College and later transferred to Eastern Washington University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While in school, Michelle was an active volunteer and also spent time overseas teaching in both Brazil and Thailand. It was through these experiences she discovered her love for helping others and the power education has in that role. Since coming to NWCS, Michelle has served in a number of positions including weekend activity coordinator, life coach and now as an academic coach. Michelle is passionate about education and the power it has to help students discover their potential and grow as individuals. Michelle values a multi-faceted approach to coaching, focusing on developing academic and career skills along with the emotional and social intelligence required for students to thrive in all areas of their life. In her free time, Michelle enjoys traveling, reading and spending time outdoors.

17 min2019 JUL 19
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Meet the Staff: Michelle DeRoetth

Meet the Staff: Ashley Torgerson

Ashley Torgerson Therapist Eastern Washington University – LMSW Ashley is a native to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. After earning her undergraduate degree in social work from Lewis-Clark State College, Ashley spent time as a river rafting, backcountry, and climbing guide for Youth Dynamics Adventures. Following that experience, Ashley became a field guide at Aspiro Wilderness Therapy program, where she discovered her passion for working with people in a therapeutic setting. Ashley worked as a life skills coach at Northwest College Support while earning her Masters in Social Work from Eastern Washington University. In addition to her role as a therapist at Northwest College Support, Ashley plays an important role in organizing and leading the wide range of recreational activities for students at NWCS. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys softball, hiking, volleyball, nutrition and fitness, and snowboarding. Ashley’s approach to therapy is strengths-based and client centered. Helping clients tune into their own personal gifts and strengths in order to find solutions within themselves to solve problems. Ashley commonly practices Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in her work with clients.

15 min2019 JUL 17
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Meet the Staff: Ashley Torgerson

Meet the Staff: Jamie Jackson

Jamie Jackson Education Supervisor Colorado State University Jamie grew up in Denver, Colorado and attended college at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. At CSU she received a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Social Studies teaching concentration and a minor in English. She obtained a secondary Colorado state teaching license and went on to teach 9th grade geography in Aurora, Colorado. After this she moved to Vigo, Spain where she taught English to primary level students and traveled around Europe for over eight months. Jamie recently moved to Spokane, Washington where she acquired her secondary Washington state teaching license in Social Studies. Jamie has a passion for learning as well as the overall well being of her students. She is dedicated to the development and success of her students and is invested in their growth as individuals. Outside of work Jamie enjoys running, hiking, and traveling.

16 min2019 JUL 17
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Meet the Staff: Jamie Jackson

Latest Episodes

Meet the Staff: Tim Young

Tim Young Therapist Whitworth University– MFT Tim was born and raised in Modesto, California. He attended University of Idaho for his undergraduate degree, earning a B.S. in Psychology and Organizational Science. Before continuing on to a graduate program, Tim worked for various Residential Programs in Idaho. While challenging, it helped form his decision to subsequently earn a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Tim prefers to use an eclectic approach to his therapy techniques, including borrowing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Experiential Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Bowen Therapy, and Emotionally-Focused Couples/Family Therapy, amongst others. Tim chose MFT because he has a passion for inspiring people to live complete and fulfilling lives. When not devoting his time to helping others, Tim enjoys biking, hiking, basketball, soccer, football, swimming; all things active.

14 min2019 AUG 8
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Meet the Staff: Tim Young

They Won't Grow Out of It

Dan Hanks discusses the question "Will my child grow out of it?". The answer is NO! That answer might seem harsh, but there is little evidence that change is going to happen if we aren't providing new learning rich opportunities. Sometimes when a young person is having a difficult time taking on a new stage of life, parents might want to just wait longer until that person is "ready" for that next opportunity. Most professionals would agree that it doesn't seem that waiting to "just grow out of it" ever seems to work out very well. Dan uses the example of playing the piano, you can sit and think about playing the piano all you want, but until you engage and begin to take actual structured practice, you won't be able to play a piano. This podcast is a call to action to take on new challenges for yourself or for your loved one. This podcasts asks that we take on new learning rich environments to improve the development of our brain. There is no evidence for non intervention, there is a significant amount of evidence that intervention is better sooner rather than later. We hope you enjoy this thoughtful perspective on a question that is frequently asked in the mental health and educational field.

18 min2019 AUG 7
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They Won't Grow Out of It

Meet the Staff: Conor Kenna

Conor Kenna Student Life Manager University of Idaho Conor Kenna was raised in Northern Idaho. He attended College at University of Idaho, and interned for Northwest College Support while going to school there. After graduating with a Bachelors in Psychology, he moved to Coeur d’Alene to continue working with the company, and also to take advantage of the incredible opportunities that the Northwest offers. Conor enjoys hiking with his dogs and canoeing in the summer, and snowboarding in the winter. He also is a member of the volunteer group Order of the Antelope, which spends time protecting wildlife in Oregon.

19 min2019 AUG 6
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Meet the Staff: Conor Kenna

Meet the Staff: Jenell Nielsen

Jenell Nielsen Operations Manager CNF I Jenell grew up in North Idaho. She graduated from North Idaho College and Christ For The Nations Institute (CFNI) in Dallas, Texas. At CFNI she received her Bachelor’s in Practical Ministry. She has been on many mission trips across the globe and is working with her church to train interns for the mission field. She currently resides in Hayden, Idaho and does administrative work as well as life coaching at Northwest College Support. As a life coach Jenell works with the college students, helping them with life skills and daily living activities. Jenell also performs many of the administrative duties for NWCS in addition to life coaching. When Jenell is not working, she likes to travel, go boating, read, connect with friends, and spend time with her family.

15 min2019 AUG 2
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Meet the Staff: Jenell Nielsen

Meet the Staff: Kelsey Collins

Working on it

15 min2019 AUG 1
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Meet the Staff: Kelsey Collins

Meet the Staff: Shem Hanks

Aftercare Specialist Eastern Washington University Shem is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with two Bachelor of Arts degrees. Shem enjoys learning about history, playing basketball, watching the Denver Broncos, and local theatrical performances. As an aftercare specialist, ensuring the students that he works with are successful in school, as well as life, is his passion. He believes in the words of Aaron Sorkin that, “education is the silver bullet.” As well as Pericles of Athens who said, “All good things must flow into the boulevard.”

18 min2019 AUG 1
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Meet the Staff: Shem Hanks

Meet the Staff: Nadine Lewis

Nadine Lewis Therapist Nadine grew up in Northwest Ohio. Nadine attended Wright State University and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology. Nadine continued on to earn her Master’s of Social Work degree at the University of Cincinnati with a focus in children and families. The beginning of Nadine’s career starting at an outpatient mental health clinic and then she transitioned into the public schools and continued providing counseling services to children and their families. For the past two years, since she has lived in Idaho, Nadine has worked at a residential program in Bonners Ferry, as a therapist. Nadine has a passion for working with children, adolescents and their families. Nadine has experience and enjoys being able to help families bridge the emotional gap that often forms between a struggling teen/adult and their parents. Nadine practices Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, and Systems Centered Approach. Nadine feels that every individual is different and is always looking for new ways to help the students and families that she meets along the way. When not devoting her time to helping others, Nadine enjoys spending time with her family, her two dogs, snowboarding, hiking, boating on Lake Pend Orielle in Sandpoint, four wheel driving in her Jeep and exploring new places to experience nature and it’s beauty.

14 min2019 JUL 30
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Meet the Staff: Nadine Lewis

Meet the Staff: Michelle DeRoetth

Michelle DeRoetth Education Coach Michelle has called Spokane and Coeur d’Alene home all her life. She attended Spokane Falls Community College and later transferred to Eastern Washington University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While in school, Michelle was an active volunteer and also spent time overseas teaching in both Brazil and Thailand. It was through these experiences she discovered her love for helping others and the power education has in that role. Since coming to NWCS, Michelle has served in a number of positions including weekend activity coordinator, life coach and now as an academic coach. Michelle is passionate about education and the power it has to help students discover their potential and grow as individuals. Michelle values a multi-faceted approach to coaching, focusing on developing academic and career skills along with the emotional and social intelligence required for students to thrive in all areas of their life. In her free time, Michelle enjoys traveling, reading and spending time outdoors.

17 min2019 JUL 19
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Meet the Staff: Michelle DeRoetth

Meet the Staff: Ashley Torgerson

Ashley Torgerson Therapist Eastern Washington University – LMSW Ashley is a native to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. After earning her undergraduate degree in social work from Lewis-Clark State College, Ashley spent time as a river rafting, backcountry, and climbing guide for Youth Dynamics Adventures. Following that experience, Ashley became a field guide at Aspiro Wilderness Therapy program, where she discovered her passion for working with people in a therapeutic setting. Ashley worked as a life skills coach at Northwest College Support while earning her Masters in Social Work from Eastern Washington University. In addition to her role as a therapist at Northwest College Support, Ashley plays an important role in organizing and leading the wide range of recreational activities for students at NWCS. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys softball, hiking, volleyball, nutrition and fitness, and snowboarding. Ashley’s approach to therapy is strengths-based and client centered. Helping clients tune into their own personal gifts and strengths in order to find solutions within themselves to solve problems. Ashley commonly practices Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in her work with clients.

15 min2019 JUL 17
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Meet the Staff: Ashley Torgerson

Meet the Staff: Jamie Jackson

Jamie Jackson Education Supervisor Colorado State University Jamie grew up in Denver, Colorado and attended college at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. At CSU she received a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Social Studies teaching concentration and a minor in English. She obtained a secondary Colorado state teaching license and went on to teach 9th grade geography in Aurora, Colorado. After this she moved to Vigo, Spain where she taught English to primary level students and traveled around Europe for over eight months. Jamie recently moved to Spokane, Washington where she acquired her secondary Washington state teaching license in Social Studies. Jamie has a passion for learning as well as the overall well being of her students. She is dedicated to the development and success of her students and is invested in their growth as individuals. Outside of work Jamie enjoys running, hiking, and traveling.

16 min2019 JUL 17
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Meet the Staff: Jamie Jackson
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